Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS)
These are long term development scholarships providing people with the opportunity to obtain tertiary qualifications at an Australian tertiary institution.
The Australian Government will offer awards for Masters-level study in the January 2014 intake under the following categories:
50 per cent of the awards are reserved for public sector. Applicants working in and nominated by key public institutions will go through a competitive selection process. Applicants are required to return to the public service at the completion of their award to strengthen public service capacities.
Open/Equity Category: 40 per cent of the awards will be given to people working in NGOs/INGOs/NPOs while the remaining 10 per cent is for applicants working in private institutions within the priority sectors.
Applicants who meet the minimum eligibility criteria may apply under this category. Scholarship holders are required to return to Pakistan upon completion of the award to contribute to the development of the identified priority sector in their country.
Australia Pakistan Agriculture Scholarships (APAS)
These awards provide for both long term scholarships and short course award opportunities, and form part of the increased assistance by Australia to Pakistan, announced by the Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs on 25 September 2009. The award opportunities will be highly targeted and are to be offered to qualified Pakistani nationals working in given agriculture and rural development related fields.
Australia Awards Leadership Program (AALP)
AALP are long term Australia Awards aimed at addressing priority development areas by enhancing leadership and building partnerships and linkages within developing countries.
The Australian Government will offer AALP Scholarships to the high achieving applicants wishing to undertake postgraduate (Masters) study at an Australian Higher Education Institution which includes attending a Leadership for Development Conference, a few weeks work experience and opportunities for networking with other AALP awardees.
AALP target those whose chosen field of study equips them to play a significant role in addressing, researching or combating development challenges in their country or region. Awardees are provided with opportunities to enhance their leadership capacity and extend their networks.
* May apply in one of the four AAS Profiles or the APAS Long Term Awards Profile.
Five percent of the awards are reserved for people who have a disability or work for people with a disability. High priority will be given to those who have not had the opportunity to study overseas at the post-graduate level.
Scholarships are offered for the minimum period in which an individual could be expected to complete the academic program.
More general information about the Australia Awards, studying in Australia and AusAID can be found at: